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This book is a one-stop-shop reference for risk management practitioners involved in the validation of risk models. It is a comprehensive manual about the tools, techniques and processes to be followed, focused on all the models that are relevant in the capital requirements and supervisory review of large international banks.
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of Islamic banking and finance, an increasingly important area in the field of Finance. The authors cover current issues and concepts pertinent to Islamic finance, from the Islamic worldview and economics, to Shariah compliance, Islamic contracts and insurance.
Harnessing the Power of Quantitative Techniques to Create a Winning Trading ProgramLars Kestner Quantitative Trading Strategies takes readers through the development and evaluation stages of todays most popular and market-proven technical trading strategies. Quantifying every subjective decision in the trading process, this analytical book evaluates the work of well-known quants from John Henry to Monroe Trout and introduces 12 all-new trading strategies. It debunks numerous popular misconceptions, and is certain to make waves--and change minds--in the world of technical analysis and trading.
Modelling credit risk accurately is central to the practice of mathematical finance. The majority of available texts are aimed at an advanced level, and are more suitable for PhD students and researchers. This volume of the Mastering Mathematical Finance series addresses the need for a course intended for master's students, final-year undergraduates, and practitioners. The book focuses on the two mainstream modelling approaches to credit risk, namely structural models and reduced-form models, and on pricing selected credit risk derivatives. Balancing rigorous theory with examples, it takes readers through a natural development of mathematical ideas and financial intuition.
Equity options, the all-purpose vehicles that todays smartest investors use to increase profits, reduce risks, or both
Equity options, considered overly complex and aggressive by most investors, are actually among todays most straightforward and easy-to-use investment vehicles. Providing both protection against loss and potential for exceptional profits, they are ideal for virtually any trader or investor.
The Options Strategist outlines effective and easy-to-follow strategies for incorporating the power of equity options into your trading program. Starting with the basics of options and options trading, it goes on to reveal specific strategies that you can use to:
Its time that you discovered the many benefits of equity options. Let The Options Strategist show you just how easy and profitable options investing can be and provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to give your portfolio the options advantage.
Investors of all types, with portfolios of every size, are beginning to realize the protection and profit in equity options. Long seen as a volatile investment designed strictly for gamblers and high rollers, options in fact offer unique advantages to even the most conservative investor and are suitable for rounding out virtually any investment portfolio.
The Options Strategist tells you everything you need to know to trade and invest with equity options. Whether you use options to aggressively increase trading profits through the power of leverage or conservatively protect the stocks in your portfolio against sudden market reversals, this hands-on, practical guide will introduce you to strategies from basic to advanced, including:
But more than just discussing what to do and how to do it, The Options Strategist explains why to do it. Why would an investor buy an option to purchase 100 shares of a stock instead of just buying the stock itself? Why would an investor write calls on shares of stock he or she already owns? Or write both puts and calls on that same stock? This plain-talking guidebook explains the strategic motivation behind each of these examples and dozens more, along with the rewards, risks, best outcomes, and worst outcomes for each.
In addition, The Options Strategist takes an in-depth look at the theory behind options investing. Option pricing, implied and historical volatility, the Greeks, the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model: For each of these topics, key questions are asked and answered, central arguments are introduced and analyzed, and specific technical terms are demystified to underscore their practical applications (or lack thereof) for options traders and investors.
The result is a guidebook that lays a solid foundation for equity option trading and investing. The Options Strategist explains how to use basic techniques for both profit and protection and then explores more advanced aspects for the truly serious student of options trading. It is, in short, todays most comprehensive introduction and rulebook for making equity option trading an integral part of your everyday investing strategy.
While Michael Lewis worked as a bond dealer at Salomon Brothers he began his second career as a journalist and helped to record a real-life 'bonfire of the vanities'. Not afraid of interviewing the world's most notorious financiers or of revealing the treachery and deception behind some of the biggest financial deals ever made, in The Money Culture, Lewis provides a contemporary record of the ups and downs of the world's money markets and the rise and fall of some of the larger-than-life personalities.
Previous editions of Robert Z. Aliber's "The New International
Money Game" have been widely acclaimed as the best and most
entertaining introduction to the arcane enigmas of international
finance. Since its original publication, the book has become a
classic primer for beginning students, businesspersons, and anyone
interested in a clear explanation of international monetary and
Leverage Python for expert-level volatility and variance derivative trading Listed Volatility and Variance Derivatives is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of these increasingly popular derivatives products, and has the distinction of being both the first to cover European volatility and variance products provided by Eurex and the first to offer Python code for implementing comprehensive quantitative analyses of these financial products. For those who want to get started right away, the book is accompanied by a dedicated Web page and a Github repository that includes all the code from the book for easy replication and use, as well as a hosted version of all the code for immediate execution. Python is fast making inroads into financial modelling and derivatives analytics, and recent developments allow Python to be as fast as pure C++ or C while consisting generally of only 10% of the code lines associated with the compiled languages. This complete guide offers rare insight into the use of Python to undertake complex quantitative analyses of listed volatility and variance derivatives. * Learn how to use Python for data and financial analysis, and reproduce stylised facts on volatility and variance markets * Gain an understanding of the fundamental techniques of modelling volatility and variance and the model-free replication of variance * Familiarise yourself with micro structure elements of the markets for listed volatility and variance derivatives * Reproduce all results and graphics with IPython/Jupyter Notebooks and Python codes that accompany the book Listed Volatility and Variance Derivatives is the complete guide to Python-based quantitative analysis of these Eurex derivatives products.
Trade your way to a more profitable portfolio Savvy traders can make money in both up and down markets and now you can, too! In Trading For Dummies, investors from every walk of life will benefit from sample stock charts, position trading tips and techniques, fresh ways to analyze trends and indicators, and all the latest information on trading stocks wisely in any type of market. Taking the stress out of the stock market, this no-nonsense guide walks you through all the steps to trade with authority and takes your portfolio to exciting new heights. Whether you're an investor looking for a clear guide to successfully trading stocks in any type of market, or an investor who has experience trading and are looking for new, proven methods to enhance the profitability of investments, you'll find a proven system for eliminating doubt, decreasing risk, and, ultimately, increasing return. * Understand market cycles and choose a great broker * Manage your risk exposure * Build a balanced portfolio * Develop your own custom trading strategy If you're in need of basic strategies and stock valuation methodologies that let you make smart trading decisions, this book has it all!
Barron's Real Estate Licensing Exams has been updated to provide the latest information in real estate finance, federal law and regulation, and appraisal license requirements. This edition features: Explanations of all aspects of real estate law and finance, including contracts, deeds, appraisals, brokerage, leasing, mortgages, federal regulation of Fair Housing, Truth-in-Lending, and environmental matters More than 1,600 practice questions similar to those found on licensing exams, including 9 model tests Answers and explanations for all questions An extensive glossary of real estate terms, including practical examples, from authors who are experienced brokers and teachers
For the past twenty-five years, our country's last Indian war has been raging in the Joint Use Area around Big Mountain and Coal Mine Mesa, Arizona. There Navajos are pitted against their Hopi neighbors -- and against a United States government that has divided the land between the two tribes and then decreed that Indians living on the "wrong" side must move. With the narrative sweep and emotional veracity of a great novel, The Wind Won't Know Me recounts the tortuous progress of the Navajo-Hopi land dispute and portrays the lives it has consumed. This edition features a new epilogue that includes the story's latest, history-making developments.
"Investment Banking, UNIVERSITY EDITION" is a highly accessible and authoritative book written by investment bankers that explains how to perform the valuation work at the core of the financial world. This body of work builds on Rosenbaum and Pearl's combined 30+ years of experience on a multitude of transactions, as well as input received from numerous investment bankers, investment professionals at private equity firms and hedge funds, attorneys, corporate executives, peer authors, and university professors.
This book fills a noticeable gap in contemporary finance literature, which tends to focus on theory rather than practical application. It focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street--comparable companies, precedent transactions, DCF, and LBO analysis--as well as M&A analysis. The ability to perform these methodologies is especially critical for those students aspiring to gain full-time positions at investment banks, private equity firms, or hedge funds. This is the book Rosenbaum and Pearl wish had existed when we were trying to break into Wall Street.
Written to reflect today's dynamic market conditions, "Investment Banking, UNIVERSITY EDITION "skillfully: Introduces students to the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall StreetUses a step-by-step how-to approach for each methodology and builds a chronological knowledge baseDefines key terms, financial concepts, and processes throughoutProvides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of LBOs and an organized M&A sale processPresents new coverage of M&A buy-side analytical tools--which includes both qualitative aspects, such as buyer motivations and strategies, along with technical financial and valuation assessment toolsIncludes a comprehensive merger consequences analysis, including accretion/(dilution) and balance sheet effectsContains challenging end-of-chapter questions to reinforce concepts covered
A perfect guide for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of valuation, M&A, and corporate finance used in investment banking and professional investing, this "UNIVERSITY EDITION"--which includes an instructor's companion site--is an essential asset. It provides students with an invaluable education as well as a much-needed edge for gaining entry to the ultra-competitive world of professional finance.
The untold story of how FDR did the unthinkable to save the American economy The American economy is strong in large part because nobody believes that America would ever default on its debt. Yet in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt did just that, when in a bid to pull the country out of depression, he depreciated the U.S. dollar in relation to gold, effectively annulling all debt contracts. American Default is the story of this forgotten chapter in America's history. Sebastian Edwards provides a compelling account of the economic and legal drama that embroiled a nation already reeling from global financial collapse. It began on April 5, 1933, when FDR ordered Americans to sell all their gold holdings to the government. This was followed by the abandonment of the gold standard, the unilateral and retroactive rewriting of contracts, and the devaluation of the dollar. Anyone who held public and private debt suddenly saw its value reduced by nearly half, and debtors--including the U.S. government--suddenly owed their creditors far less. Revaluing the dollar imposed a hefty loss on investors and savers, many of them middle-class American families. The banks fought back, and a bitter battle for gold ensued. In early 1935, the case went to the Supreme Court. Edwards describes FDR's rancorous clashes with conservative Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, a confrontation that threatened to finish the New Deal for good--and that led to FDR's attempt to pack the court in 1937. At a time when several major economies never approached the brink of default or devaluing or recalling currencies, American Default is a timely account of a little-known yet drastic experiment with these policies, the inevitable backlash, and the ultimate result.
The best data in the business, updated for 2019 Stock Trader's Almanac 2019 provides the cleanest historical data in the business to give traders and investors an advantage in the market. The 2019 edition is consistent with decades of the Stock Trader's Almanac showing you the cycles, trends, and patterns you need to know in order to invest with minimum risk and maximum profit. Updated with the latest numbers, this indispensable guide is organized in a calendar format to provide monthly and daily reminders, including upcoming opportunities to grab and dangers to avoid. Proprietary strategies include the Hirsch Organization's Best Six Months Switching Strategy, the January Barometer, and the Four-Year Presidential Election/Stock Market Cycle, arming you with the tools savvy investors use to achieve their market goals. Trusted by Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other respected market authorities, this indispensable guide has helped generations of investors make smart market moves. This new edition provides the same level of invaluable guidance, with the latest data straight from the vault. Access the most trusted historical market data available Identify patterns and trends you won't find anywhere else Get advance notice about upcoming risks and opportunities Bring accuracy to your forecasting and confidence to your investing Analytical tools are essential to successful investing, but they're only as useful as the data is accurate. Even the most beautifully designed model cannot forecast accurately based on incomplete, misleading, or inaccurate numbers; data quality is the bedrock of your entire investing strategy, and when it comes to data, cleanliness is next to profitability. Get the edge this year with the best data in the business, plus a wealth of valuable strategies in the Stock Trader's Almanac 2019.
A complete list of individual tax relief opportunities J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019 is the complete and thorough guide to reducing your tax burden. By listing every possible deduction and credit available to individual taxpayers, this book can help you achieve substantial savings on your 2018 tax return. Updated and expanded to cover new and changing tax law, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering the latest developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date. Stop overpaying and gain peace of mind as you find the answers you need for your specific tax situation. Mine your paperwork for write-off opportunities, and claim your tax breaks correctly; easy-to-follow instructions give you clear guidance through the maze of worksheets to help you reclaim what is legally yours. Echoing cries of "Can I claim...?," "How do I deduct...?," "Where do I find...?" mean it's tax season again, and America's most trusted tax advisor is here to take away the stress. Find answers, save money, and streamline the filing process. Examine your records for deduction opportunities Identify each and every deduction for which you qualify Learn about new or updated deductions for your 2018 return See what types of income are tax free Claim correctly, with the appropriate forms and evidence Deductions and credits were put in place precisely to help everyday people like yourself keep more of their hard-earned money--but only if you claim them. Instead of mounting an expedition into impenetrable tax code, let an expert do the legwork for you: J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019 gives you the straightforward, no-nonsense information you need to stop overpaying and keep more of what's yours.
This title deals with the three important branches of the law relating to security. Within a small compass it analyses in critical detail the governing rules. In particular, it is a practical guide to current practice.
This popular textbook offers a broad and accessible introduction to the building blocks of modern finance: financial markets, institutions and instruments. Focussing on the core elements of the subject, the author blends theory with real-life data, cases and numerical worked examples, linking the material to practice at just the right level of technical complexity. This new edition has updated data and cases throughout, ensuring that it is as up-to-date as possible in this fast-moving area. More assessment and self-test resources have been added to the book to help support students and lecturers. It is ideally suited to students at all levels who take economics, business and finance courses, as well as for those who want to understand the workings of the modern financial world.
Now in its fifth edition, this respected and widely used book provides an essential introduction to financial accounting and reporting for business and management students around the world. Written very much from the `user' rather than the `preparer' accounting perspective, the book provides clear and comprehensive guidance on all the complex concepts and issues in accounting and reporting, together with explanation of the more technical aspects of accounting transactions. The book has a strong international perspective (being based on IFRS/IAS) and uses lots of real-life worldwide company financial statements and examples, to enable students to see how issues appear in practice.
Get smart about your money and retire in five years "or sooner"!.
Most people are only a few thousand dollars a month away from financial freedom. Financial freedom is not about millions of dollars in the bank--it's simply about generating investment income that exceeds your cost of living. Once you're there, you're financially free!.
"Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom "shows you how to get there, from how to invest wisely and protect what you earn to proven techniques for developing sources of regular income to cover your expenses and achieve financial independence. Inside, you'll discover: . . . The fastest and easiest way to get out of debt without pinching pennies. Simple models that tell you how and whe"n" to invest in stocks, bonds, gold, and real estate. Van Tharp's legendary risk-control techniques--How the world's most profitable investors reduce their risk and leave their wealth-generating potential unlimited. . .
People achieve financial freedom every day--now it's your turn. "Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom "shares the secrets of how you can achieve financial freedom by determining your "financial freedom number," making the right investment moves, and accepting nothing less than absolute success. From its risk-controlling investment strategies to its "Why didn't I think of that?" money-management techniques, you'll learn a financial program designed to make you the master of your money, instead of its slave. . . .
"Financial freedom is within your grasp. In this book, you will learn a simple strategy that will free you forever. Once you start, you'll watch yourself moving closer and closer to financial freedom every month.,"
--From the Preface.
Wealthy folks don't achieve financial freedom by working" for" money. Instead, they have learned the simple rules for making money work for" them"!" Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom "provides the details of innovative yet achievable investment strategies that you can use to build and protect assets your assets in all investment climates. You can then use those assets as sources of regular income that will cover your monthly expenses and provide you with a lifetime of true financial freedom..
Written by world-renowned financial advisors Van K. Tharp, D.R. Barton, and Steve Sjuggerud, who have used these techniques to free themselves and thousands of others from jobs that barely cover expenses, this book describes: . . . Your Personal Financial Freedom Number--How to build passive monthly income that frees you from the workplace . Specific strategies for transforming your assets from money pits to money producers . Stock market strategies that produce profits in all market environments, even major bear markets. . The Max Yield Strategy--A once-a-year system for safe, double-digit profits . Three proven real estate strategies for generating instant equity, long-term income, or both. .
Is your current plan is to spend your life working 50 or more hours a week and then saving your nickels until you retire to a modest, fixed income? You're not alone. But it might surprise you to discover just how many people are now actively taking the steps to achieve financial freedom that are contained in this book..
"Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom" provides you with a safe, specific program for freeing yourself from the workplace forever. It shows you how to seize control of yourfinancial life by investing in those assets that will provide you with steady income until the day when your investment income has surpassed your monthly expenses--and you are, once and for all, financially free. . . . . .
From the bestselling author of Making money out of property in South Africa now comes 10 simple steps to property wealth, which distils, in a nutshell, all the tips and strategies, as well as all the most important and dif?cult lessons, the author has learnt over the course of his own career as a property investor. Lee points out the ‘good, the bad and the ugly’ of property investing, and shares with readers some very personal experiences, illustrating in an informative, accessible manner how to make solid investment decisions in a volatile property market. Lee believes that property is the cornerstone of wealth creation, and the 10 simple steps outlined in this book are designed to put readers on the right path to wealth creation through property.
The comprehensive, broadly-applicable, real-world guide to financial modelling Financial Modelling in Practice, Second Edition covers the full spectrum of financial modelling tools and techniques to provide practical skills grounded in real-world scenarios. Based on rigorously-tested training materials, this book demonstrates the construction and operation of a range of financial models with clear instruction on model design, Excel functionality, VBA coding, risk analysis, real options modelling and more. This second edition has been significantly updated to align with the latest version of Excel and the current financial modelling climate, including new guidance on sensitivity analysis as a model design tool and risk analysis as an extension of sensitivity analysis. The companion website provides access to worked examples and pre-formatted spreadsheets to facilitate learning and implementation, and the strong emphasis on practical solutions allows direct real-world application. The number of people tasked with financial modelling duties has increased significantly in recent years, yet comprehensive, broadly-applicable references are rare. This book brings together concept and practice to provide a high value resource for anyone wanting to gain a practical understanding of this complex and nuanced topic. * Utilize Excel at a more advanced level, including VBA modelling * Learn unique tips and hints for data manipulation and analysis * Understand financial statement modelling for valuation * Master simulation, risk modelling and optimization Financial modelling is invaluable to a broad range of financial decisions, including corporate finance valuation, portfolio composition, cash flow analysis, budgeting, forecasting and more. This book provides clear instruction applicable across sectors, settings and countries, presented in a well-structured and highly-developed format accessible to people with very different backgrounds. For practical instruction, robust technique and clear presentation, Financial Modelling in Practice is the premier guide to real-world financial modelling from the ground up.
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